the slide lyrics – beautiful south

when you’re too old for the swings
you tend to choose the slide
and they never seem to warn you
the slide’s your final ride
and when you’re at the top of it
and you cannot see the end
either don’t let go son or grab the nearest friend
the slide is no respecter of dignity or cl*ss
as soon as you sit down on it
that slide has got your *ss

don’t take the slide, don’t take the slide
(slide, slide)
heroes and villains have tried and cried
a broken soul at the bottom lies denied
(slide, slide)
don’t take the slide, don’t take the slide

when the slide was invented
a thousand drinkers sighed
they thought they had the copyright
on the very word the slide
it’s a picture of innocence
on which the innocent have fried
take the helter skelter son
it’s easier than the slide
advice to listening parents
(ooh)
or the father of the bride
let them marry anyone
(ooh)
but don’t let her take the slide

don’t take the slide, don’t take the slide
(slide, slide)
heroes and villains have tried and cried
(ooh)
a broken soul at the bottom lies denied
(slide, slide)
don’t take the slide, don’t take the slide
(ooh)

it’ll take you much much lower
than you ever would have asked
’cause as soon as you sit down on it
the slide has got your *ss
it’s customers are fools
(ooh)
and every one of them deceased
the long and silver murderer
(ooh)
the devil must have greased

(aaa)
i’m on it
(aaa)
you’re on it
(aaa aaa)
the slide, the slide

don’t take the slide, don’t take the slide
(slide, slide)
heroes and villains have tried and cried
(ooh )
a pile of broken souls at the bottom it denied
(slide, slide)
don’t take the slide, don’t take the slide
(ooh)

don’t take the slide, don’t take the slide
(slide, slide)
heroes and villains have tried and cried
(ooh)
a broken soul at the bottom it denied
(slide, slide)
don’t take the slide, don’t take the slide
(ooh)

/ beautiful south lyrics